June 8, Atchison County,
Source: The following records were published in the "Weekly
Missouri Sentinel," published at Columbia, Missouri, issue of December 30,
1852:"Deaths on the Plains this Season""Missouri
Pioneers, County and Genealogical Records," Volume 2,compiled and published by Mrs. Nadine Hodges, Mrs. John Vineyard,
and Mrs. Howard Woodruff, 1968; transcribed
by Genealogy Trails Transcription Team
Obituary of John Parker Smith
Smith was born near Tarkio, Missouri, October 17, 1860 and parted this
life at his home north of Kearney, Nebraska, October 16, 1937 at the age
of 77 years.
He came with his father to Thayer county, Nebraska in
1880, and in 1908 he moved with his family to Kearney, Nebraska.
1895 he was united in marriage to Eliza Jane Boyd. To this union were born
seven children, one passing away in infancy.
He leaves to mourn his
departure, his wife, and six children: Ellis Smith and Elsie Cornell of
Crows Landing, California; Lila Vest, of Riverdale, Nebr.; Eliza Stephens
of Elm Creek, Nebraska; and Andrew and Jacob at home. Also seven
grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Schroder of Riverside, California;
two nieces; four nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
young man he united with the Methodist church at Hubbell, Nebraska.
He was a kind and loving husband and father.
one from us has gone..
voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home..
Which never can be
God in his wisdom has recalled,
And though the
is safe in Heaven."
We with to thank Rev. Dinsdale, the singer, neighbors and
friends, for their comforting words, songs, and beautiful flowers, and the
kindness and help during our recent sorrow. Signed: The
Note: his daughter "Lila" was Delila Ann Smith, the only
grandchild named for Delilah Robertson Smith. John is buried in Riverdale
Cemetery, Buffalo County, Nebraska.
unknown paper, October 1937 Contributed
by: Sara Hemp
"Death of W. E. Smith
After a Long Illness
illness of several years, which for the past three months had almost
continuously confined him to his bed, W. E. Smith died at his home, 522
West Third street, at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, of cancer of the
Born at Rockport, Atchison
county, MO, July 7, 1866, he was aged 60 years, two months and 29
days. With his father he moved to Hubbell, Thayer county, Nebraska,
in 1880. In 1889 he was united in marriage with Miss Minnie A. Luce,
and to this union was born a son, Leonard A. Smith. Later Mr. and
Mrs. Smith moved to Grand Island and, for a number of years, Mr. Smith was
in the employ of The Augustine company, ill health having compelled him to
resign his position. Mr. Smith united with the Presbyterian church
at Hubbell in 1907. He was a charter member of Grand Island lodge
No. 318, A. F. & A.M. throughout his illness he was a patient sufferer
and had ever a cheery word for all who called to see
Besides his widow and son, he is
survived by two grandchildren, his father, one brother, and two
Funeral services will be held
at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Presbyterian church, Rev. Glen Rice
officiating. A brief service for the family, will be held at the home at 2
p.m. The Masonic lodge will conduct its ritualistic work at the
grave. Burial will be in the Grand Island cemetery."
CARD: "In Loving Remembrance
Died Nov. 3,
Gone but not
A precious one from us had
A voice we loved is
A place is vacant in our
Which never can be
God in His wisdom has
The boon his love had
And though the body slumbers
The soul is safe in Heaven."
(NE; Grand Island; p. 8. Contributed by: Sara